The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall on Deli Classic brand seasoned cooked roast beef after an investigation uncovered a possible listeria contamination.
The recall applies to the following product:
The product was sold in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, but could have been distributed to areas across the country.
The CFIA also warns that “This product may have been portioned and sold without a label, coding or under a different brand. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.”
“Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.”
Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to throw it away immediately or return it to the store where purchased.
So far, there have been no reported illnesses in connection with the Deli Classic roast beef or related products.